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“On the small side”

Texas State Aquarium
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Owner description: Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 320 different species are ready to enchant, entertain, and inspire you. Corpus Christi's most popular cultural attraction has welcomed over 12 million visitors since its grand opening in July 1990. Conveniently located on North Beach, the Texas State Aquarium is just minutes from Corpus Christi's downtown district, convention center complex, and museums.The Texas State Aquarium Association is a not-for-profit, educational institution that does not receive any city, state, or federal funding for its operations. Every visit to the Texas State Aquarium is a new and exciting discovery of animals that remind us all of our responsibility to those whose world we share.The Aquarium's Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is federally permitted and operates under rigorous standards established by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Each year, thousands of protected, endangered or threatened species along the Texas coast become ill or injured. Most are brought to our facility with problems caused directly or indirectly by humans. The goal of the Texas State Aquarium's Second Chances Program is to rehabilitate, and whenever possible, return the animals to their natural environment. The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Aquarium's mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.
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Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Interesting for the kids, but small. They don't haves lot of animals, but compensate with a few shows and water park for the smaller kids.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

The museum is fun for kids. You can feed the stingrays for $3 but get there early they can run out of food trays, they only have so many per event. The 3rd floor has a cool observation deck. The museum it self is small but has a lot of cool things to see. In the summer it does have a splash park included in ticket price. Large groups call early they do have discounts but you must make reservation!!!

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The aquarium was enjoyable and educational, but the relatively small size of the exhibits and the fact that we didn't use the splash pad makes it feel like we paid about $5 too much per person for the admission.

Make time to really enjoy the sea turtles. The bird show is mildly interesting, but the slapstick act wears pretty thin. The dolphins are exciting, but the show seemed to need to slow down a bit. Overall, this was a fine family outing for a cloudy day in the area.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed at the Radison, 2year old, 3 year old, 18 year old, myself and husband. We never used a stroller and everyone walked, best way to do it if you want a nap afterwards. Left in the morning, and made memories for the toddlers with the shallow hands on aquarium. I think the best part for my 3 year old was just seeing this cool display of fish. The dolphin show was really neat, They have this side part where you can see the dolphins swimming and they come right up to you before the show then, I made us sit in the front row (on purpose) which of course you get a splash. Afterwards we went to the the stingray pond where you could actually touch one if it swam up to you, my 18 year old liked that. Making Memories thats what it is all about

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We almost went to Sea World instead as we were leaving Port Aransas that day. I'm so glad we came here instead as it was much less sprawling yet gave us all of the same thrills in a more quaint setting with more opportunities to talk with the trainers. It was bigger than I thought it would be but perfect size for one day. Shows on the half hour plus lots to see and watch in the exhibits. Loved the Amazon rooms. My 3 year old even got to participate in one of the bird shows for a minute (get there 30 min. early if you want a chance to do that). The eatery is not the greatest, of course, ...basic kid food ie. nachos, pizza, pretzels....kitchen staff is...well, not far from Disney peppy if you know what I mean......not too savory but doable for snacks and lunch for the day. We didn't make it to the USS next door cause we got there at noon so get there earlier if you want to try to do both.

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